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Six Poems for Remembrance week (2) If There is no Eden

Tweet    For those without religious belief who gave their lives and those who mourn them.   If There Is No Eden If there is no Eden no paradise to be where shall rest the solace that sets our grieving free No hymns of praise console us still less serried bands the pomp and circumstance […]

Six Poems for Remembrance week – (1) Eternity

Tweet    Eternity Eternity seen as endless time leaves life’s mystery untouched A sentence with no point a story with no end a journey with no arrival a life with no youth or age knowledge with no wisdom beauty with no rebirth and love without its deepest power of loss Death is part of the […]

Winter – Poem: in the bleak mid-winter

Tweet Winter Rain-teared trees carry lightly the loss of their fallen leaves naked wet-black they guard the gate of Winter At their rooted feet beneath the undug grave-soiled earth the hope of Spring tomorrow’s ice-hard life slumbers Chill-wind fingers tease and taunt the mourner’s warmth his blood life ebbing back to save his heart Death-white […]

Remembrance – Your Day: Poem – companion piece to ‘Remembrance Day’

TweetRemembrance – Your Day This is my remembrance day no bands or marching men no pomp or circumstance just private cherished memory This is my thoughtful day when I think just of you your kindness and your love the comfort I could see In your eyes This is my day to miss you feel you […]

The Singer – Poem:

TweetThe Singer Threads of experience spin a strand of life weaving dreams of sense harmony from strife Summer’s passion fair gentles Autumn’s ease past is ever there sorrowing the leaves Solitary light shows a giving heart walk with me tonight share my world apart Music my delight playing my repose in my darkest night solace […]

Remembrance Day – Poem: glorious men not glorious dead

Tweet Remembrance Day Etched in unforgiving stone The Glorious Dead implacable stands alone washed in rain and bitter tears blood red poppies do not atone across the bitter years the sadness and the loss As each November nears we mourn our honoured dead with military pomp and facile prayers power privilege and marching bands through […]

Man and Wife – Poem: survival, loss, love, commitment

TweetMan and Wife His unwilling legs have felt such pain his eyes have seen such sorrow his worn down heart such loss his tears have no tomorrow for loves he can’t regain Three dead children haunt his nights their memories ghost his days his survival defies all sense courage shadows all his ways love his […]

If There Is No Eden – Afghanistan, Iraq and other madness

Tweet For those without religious belief who gave their lives and those who mourn them. If There Is No Eden If there is no Eden no paradise to be where shall rest the solace that sets our grieving free No hymns of praise console us still less serried bands the pomp and circumstance of mourning […]

Tomorrow – Poem:

TweetTomorrow If I ever lose you let it be tomorrow If you ever leave let it be tomorrow too If I stop loving you it will be tomorrow today my love’s still strong strong as yesterday If you should love another let it be tomorrow then I’ll let you go but today is ever mine […]

Angry – Poem: laughter as rebellion, resistance, respect

TweetThe London Bombings 7th July 2005 This was posted in the week of the London bombings (7/7 2005) on www.writewords.org.uk a writers’ web site I belong to. Many poems had been posted that week trying to express the inexpressible anger and grief we all felt – hence the remarks below written with respect: “Like the […]